Friday, July 31, 2015

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation - Review

   Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation is the fifth film in the Mission: Impossible franchise. Not many series can say they’ve reached a fifth film, and even fewer can deliver the way Rogue Nation has. The film is a constant thrill from start to finish, with beautifully pieced together action and consistent suspense.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol - Review

   Five years after Mission: Impossible III and fifteen after the original, came Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol. The fourth film in the franchise is the best and not many franchises can say that. The movie is a thrilling and awe-inspiring ride, making it one of the better action films of the last five years.

Mission: Impossible III - Review

   After a spectacular first entry and a less than stellar sequel, the third entry in the Mission: Impossible franchise got the action-spy series back on track with an adrenaline boost from J.J. Abrams. Mission: Impossible III is a thrilling, high stakes film and the most action focused installment.

Mission: Impossible II - Review

   Mission: Impossible II is the second movie in the Mission: Impossible franchise. The action is certainly stepped up from the first; resulting in over the top set pieces as only John Woo could produce. Mission: Impossible II is still a fun action film but a rather weak entry in the series.

Mission: Impossible - Review

   Based on the old television show of the same name, Mission: Impossible started what would become a franchise that has now spanned almost twenty years, as well as launching Tom Cruise’s action star career. After all this time, Mission: Impossible stills holds up as a fun, action-spy film.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Vacation (2015) - Review

  The continuation of the Vacation film series, aptly titled Vacation, might’ve worked if it was titled anything else but Vacation. The fifth film in the franchise feels nothing like the previous four and thus suffers because of its title. When trying to continue a series, a film should feel somewhat like it’s predecessors right? But alas Vacation is just a typical R-rated raunchy comedy and fails to recapture the wittiness of the original Vacation.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

National Lampoon's Vacation (1983) - Review

   With the upcoming release of Vacation, a semi-reboot/continuation of the franchise, there had to be a look back at the original from 1983, the tale of Clark Griswold and his family’s travels across the country in National Lampoon’s Vacation.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Trainwreck - Review

   Judd Apatow has provided with great comedies such as The 40 Year Old Virgin and Knocked Up. After a couple of not nearly as funny turns in the director’s chair, he delivers a hilarious outing once again with Trainwreck.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Ant-Man - Review

   Ant-Man is the twelfth entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and probably takes the biggest risk out of them all, making a good film about a man who can shrink. Yet Marvel has done it again and produced another hit to add to their streak of successes.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Iron Man - Review

   With the upcoming release of the newest entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Ant-Man, I felt it was only the fitting that I re-watched and subsequently reviewed the one that started it all, Iron Man. 

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

It Follows - Review

   It Follows is a horror film that provides just the right amount of tension without relying on the overused jump scare or even worse the false jump scare. Everything inside this small yet terrifying movie does exactly what it needs to do and creates a unique idea and environment for a horror film.

Terminator Genisys - Review

   The Terminator franchise started out with two classic films directed by James Cameron, or the man who doesn't make bad movies. It then went on to different directors who produced a mediocre third entry and a really terrible fourth. This falls even further down the mountain of awfulness.

Inside Out - Review

   Inside Out is hands down the best film I've seen all year and the best Pixar film since 2010's Toy Story 3. It's a return to Pixar form and fun for all involved, providing the emotional depth and meaning everyone has come to expect from the animation studio.